Sunday, January 5, 2014

NEED TO PRIORITISE

THE CONFUSED NATION THAT WE ARE...  
 
A policeman kills a leopard that is actually attacking a villager, and instead of being felicitated he is booked for the crime of saving a human being at the insistence of some Wildlife Organisations.

A nation where: 
* Rice is Rs.40/- per kg and SIM Card is free.
* Where a pizza you have ordered reaches home faster than an ambulance or police, even if you were being murdered or having a heart attack!!! 

A nation where: 

* A car loan is charged at 5% but 
Education loan, so necessary for our youth is charged an interest of 12%.

A nation where: 

* Students with 45% get into elite institutions through the quota system, and
* Those with 90% are sent away because of merit.

A nation where: 

* A millionaire buys a cricket team, spending crores instead of donating the money to any charity. 
 
A nation where: 
* Two IPL teams were auctioned at 3300 crores, 
* Yet we a poor country where millions don't get two square meals per day. 
 
A country where: 
* Ordinary salary tax payer is punished/fined for error in paying little less in tax, 
* But the IPL collecting thousands of crores has not paid any income tax  
and no body has any issue about it. 
 
A country where: 
* Footwear is sold in AC showrooms, 

* But the vegetables we eat, are sold on the footpath and very often next to garbage dumps. 

Its a strange nation we live in, 

* Where assembly complex buildings get ready within a year,while 
* Public bridges, flyovers and sea links take several years even to get off the drawing board, and another decade to be completed. 
* We have malls, and sky-rises, with slums forming their boundary wall.

A country where: 
* Men and women squat on railway tracks, with no where else to go, while * Watching them from windows, are couples (just 'Two') with three bathrooms and one for the guests. 

A country where: 
* Politicians who are supposed to serve the people accept money from the same people they are supposed to serve, andthen 

* Take a salary from the government for their services to these people. 

We are a nation: 
* Where we talk in hushed whispers about the corruption in the country and then 
* Dig into our pockets to bribe a cop when we are caught cutting a red light. 

A country: 

* Where to get small service in Govt. needs a minimum qualification of graduation, but 
* No qualification is required to run the same Govt. (get elected!). 
 
A country: 
Where our soldiers defending our borders, when jailed by neighbouring  countries, are tortured & not even provided proper food/ facilities, but 
The militants from across the borders when in our jails are served  biryani on demand. 
 
 Think about it & Why can't we do something about it.  

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7 comments:

KParthasarathi said...

A stark contrast indeed.
Some of them need to be addressed on war footing.

Rama Ananth said...

Very true. We need to change our mindset, we need to bring about the changes without wasting time in debating it.

Gouri Guha said...

Enjoyed the read.

SG said...

Very painful. Confused indeed.

Renu said...

Thank you friends...may be someone from AAP realises this and tries to do something..

indu chhibber said...

And a country where 500 crores are spent on a wedding-can you beat that?

Renu said...

indu chhibber:we have lost the values totally..